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- Haazareth Three
- Gabrielle Haller
- Halloween Jack (Marvel 2099)
- Hamilton, Bart (aka Green Goblin)
Cockroach Hamilton is a Marvel Comics villain and enemy of Luke Cage who first appeared in Power Man #28 (December, 1975.) Hamilton grew up in such poverty that he developed a sense of kinship with the cockroaches that infested his home. He is a small man who habitually wears a long coat, sunglasses, and a hat with two feathers, positioned to suggest a roach's antennae. Hamilton was an assassin working for Piranha Jones. Though he had no superpowers, Hamilton was highly skilled in the use of "Josh" a custom-made shotgun with six barrels. Though the weapon was incapable of piercing Cage's steel-like skin, it packed enough force to dislocate his shoulder.
A different version of Cockroach Hamilton appears in the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes second season episode, "To Steal an Ant Man." This Hamilton is one of the henchmen of crime boss William Cross. He uses a high-tech shotgun-like weapon that appears to fire bursts of energy.
- Hamilton, Jerome
- Hamilton Slade
- Hammer and Anvil
- Hammer Harrison
- Caleb Hammer
- Justin Hammer
- Hammond, Jim (Human Torch)
- Hand, Victoria
Maya Hansen is a scientist in the Marvel Universe created by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov, first appeared in Iron Man vol. 4, #1 (January 2005), and features as a major recurring character throughout the Extremis arc.
Within the context of the stories, Maya is a scientist who developed the Extremis virus alongside Aldrich Killian. When Killian steals a sample of the virus and sells it to domestic terrorists, she calls up her old friend Tony Stark to help recover it. After Tony is severely beaten by Mallen, a terrorist who had been injected with the virus, he convinces Maya to inject him with Extremis too. Tony defeats and apprehends Mallen, but he discovers that Killian could not have acted alone in selling Extremis. Tony confronts Maya, who confesses to assisting in the crime as she knew it would force defense contractors to renew their funding. She is subsequently taken into custody.
Later, Tony believes Extremis is altering his brain functions so he gets her out of jail to help him. She is placed under his custody. When Sal Kennedy is killed, Maya feels she could have saved him if she had been allowed to continue her research on Extremis. She is unknowingly tricked into giving the Mandarin samples of the virus.
Following the events of Secret Invasion, Maya Hansen disappeared from the series and was not seen again until the relaunch of the Iron Man series during the Marvel NOW! event, where it was revealed that she was kidnapped by A.I.M. to recreate the Extremis serum for them and succeeded. Though she was killed while trying to escape, she accomplishes her failsafe plan by sending a prerecorded message she made to Tony to warn him that the Extremis virus is on the loose again.
Maya Hansen in other media
The character was voiced by Therese Spurrier for the motion comic production of the Iron Man Extremis storyline. Maya Hansen was later adapted for the 2013 film Iron Man 3 where she is portrayed by actress Rebecca Hall. In the film, Maya is one of Tony Stark's one-night stands; in a flashback to 1999, she reveals to him the prototype to the virus known as Extremis. She reunites with Tony during the film's events and is saved by Pepper Potts from the destruction of Stark's home. She is later revealed to be working with Aldrich Killian to improve on Extremis as well as to get back at Tony for breaking her heart thirteen years before. Confronted by Stark, Maya has a change of heart and tries to back out of Killian's plan but instead he kills her himself.
- Harbinger of Apocalypse
- Hardball (Imperial Guard)
- Hardcase (Harry Malone)
- Felicity Hardy
Hargen the Measurer
Within the context of the stories, Hargen is the Celestial tasked with in someway measuring or quantifying the planets the Celestials survey. The method, reason, nature, or purpose is never mentioned as part of the plot.
Other versions of Hargen
The character subsequently appears in The Tomb of Dracula #10-13 (July–October 1973), #33 (June 1975), and #40 (January 1976).
Edith Harker was born in London, England, the daughter of Quincy Harker and granddaughter of Jonathan and Mina Harker. Edith's grandparents played major roles in the conflict between the vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing and Dracula that was chronicled in Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula. Their son Quincy was trained as a vampire hunter, and became Dracula's nemesis.
Edith was working as a drug store clerk in the UK as her crippled father continued his personal crusade against Dracula.[volume & issue needed] In revenge on Quincy Harker’s activities, Dracula kidnapped Edith and turned her into a vampire.[volume & issue needed] When Quincy and his allies found her, she was still in control of her human self - but only just. Asking her father to kill her, she launched herself off a balcony; the impact of the ground left her stunned. Heartbroken, Quincy obliged and drove a wooden stake through his daughter’s heart.[volume & issue needed]
Edith Harker appeared as part of the "Vampires" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #20.
Quincy Harker is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe based on a character in Bram Stoker's Dracula. He first appeared in Tomb of Dracula #7-8 (March, May 1973), and was reinvented for comics by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan.
The character subsequently appeared in The Tomb of Dracula #10-14 (July–November 1973), #18-20 (March–May 1974), Giant-Size Chillers #1 (June 1974), The Tomb of Dracula #21-22 (June–July 1974), Giant-Size Dracula #3 (December 1974), The Tomb of Dracula #27-28 (December 1974-January 1975), 31-34 (April–July 1975), #36-41 (September 1975-February 1976), #43 (April 1976), #45 (June 1976), and #48 (September 1976).
Quincy Harker was the son of Jonathan and Mina Harker, who played major roles in the conflict between the vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing and Dracula that was chronicled in Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula. Jonathan and Mina married after the events depicted in that book, and had Quincy. Quincy was trained as a vampire hunter by Van Helsing, and became his successor. Quincy quickly became Dracula's nemesis; in retaliation Dracula killed Quincy's wife as the Harkers were attending a concert and crippled Quincy, requiring him to permanently use a wheelchair.[volume & issue needed] Despite his disability, Quincy continued the fight, converting his house into a veritable vampire death-trap and his wheelchair into a personal anti-vampire arsenal.
When Abraham Van Helsing's granddaughter Rachel was still a child, Dracula slew her parents before her eyes. Harker then took her under his protection and trained her to become a vampire hunter as well.[volume & issue needed] Harker employed a number of other agents, including Taj Nital and Frank Drake, and formed alliances with Blade and Hannibal King.[volume & issue needed] Harold H. Harold sometimes accompanied the vampire hunters.[volume & issue needed]
Ultimately, Quincy Harker confronted Dracula at Castle Dracula itself in Transylvania. Knowing that he would die soon, as he had recently suffered a heart attack, he activated a time bomb in his wheelchair. Harker plunged a silver stake into Dracula's heart and was about to sever the vampire's head when the explosives went off, killing Harker and demolishing the castle.[volume & issue needed] However, Dracula ultimately resurfaced.[volume & issue needed]
Quincy had one daughter, Edith, who had become a victim of Dracula long before Quincy's death.[volume & issue needed] Quincy left a last will and testament to turn his remains into a safeguard against vampires for the United Kingdom, ensuring all vampires needed to be invited into the country.[volume & issue needed] His remains were seemingly destroyed by Dracula as part of his later invasion plan,[volume & issue needed] but it was revealed that MI:13 had tricked him into destroying fake remains as part of their plan.[volume & issue needed]
Quincy Harker received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #17, and was mentioned in Captain Britain and MI13 #12 (2009).
Harold H. Harold
The character subsequently appears in The Tomb of Dracula #38-45 (November 1975-June 1976), #47-49 (August–October 1976), and #56 (May 1977).
Harold H. Harold was a writer for the magazine True Vampire Stories who happened upon the injured vampire lord, Dracula. Harold wanted an interview with the vampire, so he stole blood to revive Dracula.[volume & issue needed]
Later, Harold went on to aid Quincy Harker’s team of vampire hunters against Dracula a number of times. This experience inspired him to write a novel, The Vampire Conspiracy, which was eventually adapted into a movie.[volume & issue needed]
Harold tracked Dracula to Cleveland, finding him impaled on a wooden fence thanks to Howard the Duck. Dracula persuaded Harold to free him, but upon regaining his freedom Dracula bit Harold and turned him into a vampire. Despite this turn of events, Harold went on to become a successful Hollywood movie and television producer.[volume & issue needed]
Harold H. Harold appeared as part of the "Vampires" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #20.
- Stephanie Harrington
- Hammer Harrison
- Jonas Harrow
- Hauptmann Deutschland
- Hauptmann, Gustav (see Gustav Hauptmann)
- Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
- Hawkeye (Kate Bishop)
- Molly Hayes
- Hazzard, Mark
The character also appeared in The New Mutants #20 (October 1984), The Uncanny X-Men #254 (December 1989), and #291 (August 1992).
Virtually nothing is known of the past of the man known only as the Healer before he joined the underground community of mutants known as the Morlocks who lived in "The Alley", a huge tunnel located beneath Manhattan.
The Healer is amongst the few Morlocks that manage to escape the massacre of their community by the Marauders.[volume & issue needed] The Healer is dispatched to Muir Island, home of the genetic research station run by Moira MacTaggert, to tend to the wounded survivors of the massacre.[volume & issue needed]
Later, the Healer seeks out the Morlocks' former leader, Callisto, to enlist her aid in resuming leadership of the Morlocks following the death of the usurper, Masque.[volume & issue needed] Rejecting the Healer's request, Callisto is attacked by the Morlocks and both she and the Healer are injured in the battle. Seeking refuge with the X-Men, the Healer gives the final measure of his power to heal Callisto, leaving him a lifeless husk.[volume & issue needed]
The Healer was a mutant possessed of the superhuman ability to tap into the specific gene that causes superhuman mutations, directing the mutagenic energy those cells produce into rapidly healing their owner's body from wounds or diseases. Healing particularly severe damage to another's body caused the Healer great physical strain. His ability could not affect normal humans, only active mutants. In fact, it was known to cause cancer in normal humans, as their physiology could not handle the mutations he induced.[volume & issue needed]
The Healer appeared as part of the "Morlocks" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9.
In other media
The Healer made several appearances in X-Men Legends, voiced by Edward Asner. He was featured as an ally to the Gene Nation leader Marrow. He would also equip characters with certain items such as health or energy packs.
Helleyes is a demon in the Marvel Universe. The character first appeared in Adventures Into Fear #28 in June 1975. Within the context of the stories, Helleyes is an enemy of Morbius the Living Vampire and the Defenders.
The character subsequently appeared in Thor #131 (August 1966), Thor Annual #5 (1976), The Avengers #281 (July 1987), #283-284 (September–October 1987), and Hercules #4 (September 2005).
Apollo, Artemis, and Hephaestus appear in a meeting with Hera and Pluto, where Hera reveals her plans to them. In the assault on the Contiuum, he makes weapons for Hera.[volume & issue needed] He drops Hercules and Cho into different chambers and says the only way to escape is by pressing a button which will kill them but free the other. This is thwarted when the two press the button at the same time.[volume & issue needed]
Immortal and possessing superhuman physical attributes similar to those of the other Olympians, Hephaestus is a master weapons maker and inventor, able to make weapons which could kill even Hercules, but lacks the ability to project any form of energy, mystical or non-mystical. He made Hercules's mace, Ares' armor, and Zeus' chariot.
Hephaestus appeared as part of the "Olympian Gods" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9.
In other media
In the 1967 Spider-Man series episode "Here Comes Trubble", Hephaestus appears under the name Vulcan. He is one of the mythical figures summoned from a magic chest by Miss Trubble to fight Spider-Man. He is apparently destroyed when Spider-Man places the chest in a fire Vulcan has caused, destroying it.
Hermod is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Universe, based on the Hermóðr of Norse myth. He first appeared in Thor #274-275 (August–September 1978), and was adapted from mythology by Roy Thomas and John Buscema.
The character subsequently appeared in Thor Annual #7 (1978), Thor #294-295 (April–May 1980), 300-301 (October–November 1980), 306 (April 1981), Avengers #249 (November 1984), Thor #350-352 (December 1984-February 1985), 359 (September 1985), Marvel Super-Heroes #9 (April 1992), Impossible Man Summer Vacation Spectacular #2 (September 1991), Thor #454 (November 1992), #474 (May 1994), and Journey Into Mystery #504-513 (December 1996-October 1997).
Hermod is a young god who is shrouded in mystery. It is known, however, that Odin will usually employ Hermod as a messenger because of his great speed. Hermod's greatest mission was when he traveled to Hel in order to ask the goddess Hela for information on how to revive Balder the Brave.[volume & issue needed]
Hermod possesses normal strength, stamina, and durability for an Asgardian god. He is preseumbly resistant to all terrestrial poisons and diseases and has some resistance to magic. He also can run at speeds far exceeding those of other Asgardian gods.
Hermod appeared as part of the "Asgardians" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #1.
In other media
Hermod appears in the video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, voiced by Josh Keaton. He has special dialogue with Thor where it is mentioned that Hermod evaded capture. When not talking to a character he runs around the area. To talk to him, the player must summon him on a part of the porch or wait till he moves near them.
Hildegarde is one of the Valkyries. Odin sent Sif and Hildegarde to Blackworld. There, they came upon a town where people were fleeing in blind terror from Ego-Prime, which was created accidentally from Ego the Living Planet by Tana Nile. Sif and Hildegarde joined forces with Tana Nile, and escaped with her to Earth. Ego-Prime came to Earth, and the Asgardians battled him, and Odin sacrificed Ego-Prime to transform three people into Young Gods.[volume & issue needed] The Asgardians, including Thor, Sif, and Hildegarde, were banished to Earth for a time for questioning Odin's actions during these events.[volume & issue needed] Hildegarde accompanied Thor for a while before returning to Asgard.[volume & issue needed]
Hildegarde, consulting with the Vizier, would be one of the first to realize Odin had vanished from Asgard.[volume & issue needed]
- Maria Hill
- Hindsight Lad
- Jessan Hoan (Tyger Tiger)
- Hobgoblin (Imperial Guard)
Hoder is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Universe, based on the Höðr of Norse myth. He first appeared in Thor #274-275 (August–September 1978), and was adapted from mythology by Roy Thomas and John Buscema.
The character subsequently appeared in Thor #278 (December 1978), 295 (May 1980), 300-301 (October–November 1980), Thor Annual #12 (1984), Marvel Super-Heroes #5 (April 1991), Thunderstrike #17 (February 1995), and was killed in Journey Into Mystery #503 (November 1996).
Hoder is a totally blind, elder Asgardian god. At one point, Loki, God of mischief, tricks Hoder into nearly killing Balder by shooting him with an arrow made of mistletoe wood (the only substance to which Balder is vulnerable).
Because of the events of Ragnarok, Hoder is believed to have suffered the same fate that befell the rest of the Asgardians. Multiple Asgardians have returned from the effects of Ragnarok, having manifested on Earth itself.
As well as possessing the superhuman abilities shared by all the Gods of Asgard, such as superhuman strength, Hoder can also receive visions of a far distant future or of events that will occur in other realities.
Hoder appeared as part of the "Asgardians" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #1.
Hoggoth is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. The character appears in Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #43 (July 1992), #48-49 (December 1992-January 1993), and #54 (June 1993).
Hoggoth usually appears as an old, bald man with blue or purple skin, pointed ears and whose eyes have no pupils and burn with energy. At other times he either appears as a large ant or takes Agamotto's guise of a tiger or lion (Whether this was simply a mistake by the creative team of the comic book or means that the Vishanti take on each other's appearances when it suits them is unknown).[volume & issue needed]
Hoggoth appeared as part of the "Vishanti" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #8.
Holly Worked as a secretary and lobby receptionist for the Paris branch of the X-Corporation. When Craig Damaski of Spotlight news demanded an interview with either Xavier or Warren Worthington III, Holly made him wait nine hours, from 8:53 AM to 5:09 PM. She caused him great confusion with her powers all the while, until he got fed up and left, swearing revenge on her, Xavier, and Worthington.
The character subsequently appears in Team America #1-12 (June 1982-May 1983), The New Mutants #5-6 (July–August 1983), #8 (October 1983), and The Thing #27 (September 1985).
James MacDonald was born in Washington, D.C. He once worked as an agent for the C. I. A.. With Wolf and R. U. Reddy, he formed the professional motorcyclist team called Team America, which was eventually known as the Thunderiders.
Honcho is a mutant who shares a mental link with the four other members of the Thunderiders. The five mutants can project their collective physical skills, strength, and knowledge into another person without diminishing their own abilities in any way.
Honcho appeared as part of the "Thunderiders" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #13.
Honey Lemon has the ability to access another dimension and pull nearly any item out from her purse. Little is known of Honey Lemon's past, or how she obtained the purse that gives her "super-powers". At some point, Honey was approached by the Japanese organization that created the country's first super-hero team known as Big Hero Six. She was offered to join the team and accepted.[volume & issue needed]
She seemingly became attracted to the team's newest potential recruit, Hiro Takachiho, as she kept smiling at him in a flirting way. Later, Honey helped overthrow a menace called Everwraith and saved Japan from destruction.[volume & issue needed]
She was only briefly seen afterward, helping Sunfire out in Canada. Sometime later, a mysterious individual used a machine to mind-control the entire team of Big Hero Six and they were send to Canada once again, where they fought the newest incarnation of Alpha Flight until Sasquatch discovered the plot. Honey Lemon was, alongside of the rest of the team, brought back to normal and they all returned to Japan to discover who mind-controlled them. Who that person was, has until today never been revealed.[volume & issue needed]
Hope is the granddaughter of the owner of Ling Industries. The rest of her family was killed by the Phalanx while visiting Switzerland. It was initially assumed that she was protected by a mutant ability of immunity against infections. She was infected by the transmode virus and was infectious to others by touch, but did not suffer the transformation usually associated with the virus. Imprisoned and experimented on by Mainspring research facility, she was later freed by and shortly allied with Warlock.
Ultimately it was discovered that her actual mutant power was not immunity from infection, but transmutation. She could alter the molecular structure of matter she could touch by conscious thought. So she was not actually infectious with the virus (which she had transmuted into harmless matter, hence her not suffering from its effects directly), but had assumed that she was, and her abilities transformed objects she touched into transmode virus infected material. Ultimately she learned she could transmute matter into other materials (such as glass) and so would not spread the transmode infection anymore.
She also is accompanied by her pet monkey, Chi-Chee.
Horrocks was one of Jamie Braddock's best buddies when they were young, together with Amina Synge and Godfrey Calthrop. They disappeared in a sandstorm on the Sahara Desert during a Trans-Sahara Ralye which only Jamie escaped. They were contacted by the First Fallen, and returned years later, trying to reach Jamie to complete the First Fallen plans, fighting the X-Men in the process. The First Fallen take the Foursakens and the X-Men to The Singing City, a "heaven" created by him. It is said that humanity will live on in this new place, but it is soon discovered only four humans will make the cut. All others will not.
In the climactic action, Horrocks attacks the First Fallen. The First Fallen takes retribution and kills Horrocks. The others escape when Jamie sacrifices himself and sends the others back to the 616 universe.
Horus is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Universe, based loosely on the Horus of Egyptian mythology. He first appeared in Thor #240 (Oct 1975), and was adapted from mythology by Bill Mantlo, Roy Thomas, and Sal Buscema
Horus was revealed to have been imprisoned with Osiris and Isis in a pyramid for three thousand years by Seth. He encountered Thor and Odin when the Pyramid appeared in New York. He participated in the Ceremony of Rebirth which reincarnated Odin as Atum-Re and briefly battled Thor. Horus aided Osiris, Isis, and Thor in defeating Seth. Horus, Osiris, and Isis regained their freedom and returned to Heliopolis.
During the Secret Invasion, Atum mentions that Horus (his great-grandson) asked him to help fight the Skrull gods as part of the God Squad.
Horus has all the powers of a member of the race of superhumans known as the Egyptian gods of Heliopolis. He has superhuman strength, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes, resistance to all Earthly diseases and some resistance to magic. Horus possesses the power to project solar energy, focused through his staff with a large blade at one end.
Horus appears as a member of a team of Avengers from a parallel reality where the Middle East is the dominant super power. He serves the ruler of this dimension, the sexy female Sphinx and kills in her name. As the god of the team, he serves the role traditionally held by Thor or Hercules. In this alternate timeline, Horus uses a large ankh as the focus for his solar energy.
- Howard the Duck
- Huckle, Charley
- Hudson, Heather (Vindicator, Guardian)
- Hudson, Heather (Exiles)
- Hulk 2099 (Marvel 2099)
- Hulk Robot
- Human Cannonball
- Human Fly I-II
- Human Robot
- Human Top
- Human Torch (Jim Hammond)
- Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
Hump and his brother Brute were Morlocks who worked for Masque and accompanied him to confront Sabretooth but failed to kill him.[volume & issue needed] They also tried to capture Feral but she escaped.[volume & issue needed] When they tried to regain Feral from the New Mutants, Cable shot Brute dead.[volume & issue needed]
- Humus Sapien
- Henrietta Hunter
- Stevie Hunter
- Faiza Hussain
- Hybrid II
The character, created by Tom DeFalco, Paul Ryan, and Dan Bulanadi, first appeared in Fantastic Four #406 (November 1995). In part he is used to restore a portion of the status quo to the Fantastic Four storylines by undoing the comic book deaths of Reed Richards and Doctor Doom and restoring Franklin Richards to a child.
Within the context of the stories, Hyperstorm is Jonathan Richards, the son of Franklin Richards and Rachel Summers from an alternate future reality designated Earth-967 by Marvel Comics. With his ability to manipulate reality and his psionic abilities, he conquers most of his home reality and turns to extend his rule to other timelines.
Alternate versions of Hyperstorm
Versions of the character have appeared outside of the stories in Fantastic Four and what is considered the primary Marvel Universe. These include:
- Exiles where the character is identified as David Richards.
- Fantastic Five #4-5 (January - February 2000)
It is not stated within these stories if these are the same character or if they are from different realities.
Hyppokri tried to merge hell and Earth.
- Warren Ellis (w), Adi Granov (p), Adi Granov (i). "Extremis (Part I of VI)" Iron Man v4, 1 (January 2005), Marvel Comics
- Warren Ellis (w), Adi Granov (p), Adi Granov (i). "Extremis (Part IV of VI)" Iron Man v4, 4 (March 2005), Marvel Comics
- Warren Ellis (w), Adi Granov (p), Adi Granov (i). "Extremis (Part VI of VI)" Iron Man v4, 6 (April 2006), Marvel Comics
- Daniel Knauf & Charles Knauf (w), Patrick Zircher (p), Scott Hanna (i). "Execute Program (Part IV of VI)" Iron Man v4, 10 (September 2006), Marvel Comics
- Charles Knauf (w), Roberto De La Torre (p), Jon Sibal (i). "The Initiative: Part 4" Iron Man v4, 18 (July 2007), Marvel Comics
- Iron Man Vol. 5 #1
- Doctor Strange #62
- Uncanny X-Men #247
- Incredible Hercules #123
- Fear Itself #7
- Thor #195, Jan. 1972
- Thor #198, April 1972
- Thor vol. 2 #85 (December 2004)
- Hoder is not specifically depicted in the comic. It is stated in the comic that the "Asgardians embraced a singular, inevitable death"
- X-Treme X-Men X-Posé # 1
- Civil War: Battle Damage Report
- Thor #239-241
- Marvel Two-in-One #23
- Thor Annual #10
- Thor #398-400
- The Incredible Hercules #117
- New Warriors #11-13
- Defenders #96